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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 24, 2011 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's A Fav Dylan Lyric(s)?

"The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face...where these visions of Johanna have now taken my place."

"Einstein disguised as Robin Hood, with his memories in a trunk, passed this way an hour ago with his friend--a jealous monk. Oh, he looked so immaculately frightful, as he bummed a cigarette...then he went off sniffing drainpipes and reciting the alphabet. You would not think to look at him but he was famous long ago--for playing the electric violin on Desolation Row."

"I've made shoes for everyone, even you, but I still go barefoot." (I and I)

She said 'where you been'?
I said 'No place special.'
She said 'You look different.'
I said 'well, i guess.'
She said 'you been gone.'
I said 'It's only natural.'
She said 'You gonna stay?'
I said 'If you want me to...yes.'

I reached up, and touched my shirt, and the neighbor said 'Are those clothes yours?'
I said 'Some of 'em, not all of 'em', and he said 'You always help out around here with the chores?'
I said 'Some of the time, not all of the time', and my neighbor he blew his nose...just as Papa yelled outside 'Mama wants you to come on in the house and bring them clothes!'
Well, I just do what I'm I did it of course...I went back in the house and Mama met me, and I shut all the doors.
(Clothes Line Saga)

"Yes that's the story of the Hurricane, but it won't be over til they clear his name...and give him back the time he's done...put in a prison cell but one time he coulda been the Champion of the World."

"Now the rain man gave me two kilos, and he said 'Jump right in'...the one was Texas medicine...the other was just railroad gin...and like a fool I mixed them, and it strangled up my mind...and now people just get uglier, and I have no sense of time..."

"Look at the sun, sinking like a ship...look at the sun, sinking like a ship...aint that just like my heart, babe--when you kiss my lips?"

"Now the winter time is coming, the windows are filled with frost. I went to tell everybody but I could not get across. Well, I wanna be your lover baby, I don't want to be your boss. Don't say I never warned you, when your train gets lost."

(I'll be here all day if I don't stop now. No wonder Jerry loved covering his songs.)